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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.6
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Mana Pool (Feb 18, 2015)
8BitBoy is an excellent re-creation of the games that started it all. Its ability to emulate my childhood experiences in a new title is unrivaled by any other indie title I’ve ever tried. AwesomeBlade should be proud of his accomplishment in producing such a game. But that does not mean that it’s perfect, because it’s far from it. It has beautiful graphics, amazing sound, a plot that’s easy to invest in, and lots of replay value. But sadly the gameplay is lacking in the same ways that the old titles did. While this is definitely a title worth buying in order to revisit your gaming roots, it’s not something I would ever want to play in its current state if I hadn’t grown up playing such games. It’s close to where it needs to be, but the gameplay physics need a tune up. So with that thinking I would classify it as a nostalgia buy, but not a must buy.
Digitally Downloaded (Jun 06, 2014)
That said, 8BitBoy is a great throwback to the NES era of platform gaming where skill and mastery were required if you were to make it through to the end of the game. It’s games like these that remind us that button mashing does not always win the day and sometimes, just sometimes, perseverance can be a reward into itself.
Realm of Gaming (Jul 08, 2016)
Finally, you reach the ultimate chamber and a fairy lets you know that you cannot see the game's ending unless you've collected all of the special coins. All fifty of them, that is... Had 8BitBoy have been an exciting piece of faux-retro goodness, I would have gladly jumped back into the fray to locate the missing coins. However, 8BitBoy is a dull, albeit sometimes decent remembrance of Super Mario Bros.. It's not a great game by any stretch, but it gets the job done if you play it in small doses. It's a modest platformer, to be sure, but we're living in a world where modesty in that genre is tantamount to mediocrity.
Calm Down Tom (Dec 06, 2014)
All in all, I enjoyed a very small part of this game. If it had better platforming mechanics and less frustration, I would recommend it. As it stands, I can only recommend it to people who genuinely feel NES was the golden age of gaming.
LevelUp (May 24, 2014)
8-Bit Boy es un martirio que amará el masoquista. Es un detonante de aburrimiento y un somnífero ideal. Usar la palabra inspiración como pretexto para aprovechar ideas ajenas no es excusa para evitar innovar y ofrecer al jugador una aberración de $6.99 USD que, si existiera en formato físico, debería ser sepultada donde permanecieron olvidadas, corroídas por los años, las copias de E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Big Boss Battle (B3) (Aug 06, 2018)
Overall, 8BitBoy is well-meaning and it is clear that a lot of love went into this project. Its style does indeed capture some of the magic of Super Mario World, Alex Kidd or Wonder Boy. On the whole, 8BitBoy is flawed — fundamentally so — and hard to recommend over platformers that were released decades ago.